Granite slabs have a well-earned reputation for toughness and easy maintenance making it a popular choice for use in kitchens. Granite slabs offer great flexibility in both indoor and outdoor settings due to their durability, strength, heat and chemical resistance.more
At Avant Stone we believe in being the granite slab supplier in Sydney that sources only the best granite slabs available, our slabs are ‘first selection’ materials. It is our philosophy to be the granite supplier that find colours that are suited to the tastes of the Australian Market.
Granite Slabs – nature’s friend
Genuine natural stone including, marble, travertine, granite slabs, are the “natural choice” for countertop surfaces. They are quarried from the ground in their natural state and cut into slabs for use in your home. Unlike quartz / reconstituted stone slabs, granite slabs are processed with a minimal use of resin and chemicals.
Sealing of Granite Slabs
Granite slabs have lower porosity than most natural materials. Most granite slabs will have a sealer applied to it before installation to prevent liquid absorption. Unlike years gone by, sealers available on the market only require sealing every 15-25 years.
In general, darker granite slabs are very dense and generally only require one coat of sealer. Lighter granites are more porous and may require multiple coats of sealer to be considered stain resistant. Either way, if properly treated, granite is a stain-resistant countertop surface.
Maintenance of Granite Slabs
Granite slabs are a low maintenance countertop surface. The likelihood of needing to be repaired or resurfaced is low. Even if due to some unforeseen circumstance Granite slabs are not sealed properly, poultices can be used to remove oil-based stains whilst water-based stains will fade with exposure to sunlight or another heat source.
Granite is one of the most heat resistant countertops on the market, which unlike reconstituted stone will not melt or blister when exposed to heat. If you happen to take a hot pan out of the oven and place it on a granite slab surface, the surface will be unharmed.
Granite slabs scores a six on Moh’s scale of hardness, meaning very few minerals are able to scratch it. In comparison, Diamonds are 12 on the Moh’s scale of hardness, making Granite Slabs one of the most durable and versatile materials available.
Resistance to Chemicals
Another great quality of Granite Slabs is that they are resistant to chemicals. Acids and bases that contact the stone will not harm the material. However, repeated use of these chemicals can wash away the sealer over time, which may see the need for re-sealing earlier than the recommended time.
Avant Stone being a reputable Granite Supplier, aims to provide you beautifully versatile natural surfaces. Our centrally located warehouse is renowned for the premium and modern selection of granite slabs in Sydney.